Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845-1945 Daniel G. Williams

ISBN: 9780708319871

Published: November 15th 2012

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357 pages


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Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845-1945  by  Daniel G. Williams

Black Skin, Blue Books: African Americans and Wales 1845-1945 by Daniel G. Williams
November 15th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 357 pages | ISBN: 9780708319871 | 4.75 Mb

Black Skin, Blue Books is a major contribution to the field of comparative transatlantic studies, as it analyzes the ways in which African Americans and the Welsh have defined themselves as minorities within larger nation states. This volume examinesMoreBlack Skin, Blue Books is a major contribution to the field of comparative transatlantic studies, as it analyzes the ways in which African Americans and the Welsh have defined themselves as minorities within larger nation states.

This volume examines friendships and cultural exchanges between African Americans and the Welsh, such as actor Paul Robeson’s connections with socialists in Welsh mining communities and novelist Ralph Ellison’s stories about his experiences as a GI stationed in wartime Swansea. Offering insights into national and ethnic identity, this wide-ranging book draws on literary, historical, visual, and musical sources to open new avenues of research in Welsh and African American studies: nationalism and assimilationism, religion and secularism, language and race, and cultural identity and political citizenship.



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